Elderly Woman Has To Walk On Boards Because Of the Flood

One year later Bessie Hilton is now walking on boards because the flood damaged her floors.

Clarendon County, SC (WLTX)- Over 193 billion gallons of water fell over Clarendon County alone over the course of five days, making that community one of the hardest hit.

One year later Bessie Hilton is now walking on boards because the flood damaged her floors. "I'm glad I know the lord because if it wasn't for him, a lot of us wouldn't have pulled through" her faith is strong but her floors are not.

She has to hold on to the walls when walking from her kitchen to the laundry room because the floors are sinking in below her. 

Unfortunately, she can't do anything about it because she doesn't have the financial means. Aside from the help she's received from friends and family, she says her insurance only gave her $780 which she used to fix part of her roof. 

"I live on a little fixed income and I don't have that kind of money to do that stuff" said Hilton.

She won't trade the slow and quiet life out in the country, because at 72-years-old, this is all she knows. "My parents lived here before they died and I just like it because it's home" said Hilton.

There's still relief for flood victims through state and county resources. County officials say the 2-1-1 help line is the best option right now until they receive the state funds in the Spring. 


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